1. Bad MLB Contracts That Can Actually Be Trade Assets This Winter

    There's an long-standing theory in sports—baseball included—that bad contracts are immovable objects, destined to bury the team holding them until they finally run their course...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 days ago 17,211 reads 14 comments

  2. Projecting the Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest Hot Stove Rumors Come True

    When Sir Isaac Newton developed his Third Law of Motion —that every action has an equal and opposite reaction—baseball wasn't even a sport...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 days ago 22,424 reads 35 comments

  3. Odds of Hanley Ramirez Signing Blockbuster Deal with Each Top Possible Suitor

    When it comes to available players and natural talent, Hanley Ramirez sits alone on the throne in MLB ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 days ago 3,428 reads 3 comments

  4. Ranking the Best MLB Power Pitchers Available in Free Agency, Trade Talks

    When we think power and baseball, our thoughts immediately drift to the steroid era, with its larger-than-life sluggers putting up video game-like home run totals...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 days ago 13,549 reads 12 comments

  5. Impact Free Agents Who Won't Sign Where You Expect Them To

    Last year around this time, it wasn't a question of whether Robinson Cano was going to re-sign with the New York Yankees; it was a question of how much money he'd get the free-spending club to commit...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 13 days ago 18,517 reads 26 comments

  6. Free Agents Who Could Replace Pablo Sandoval on the Giants

    The thought of watching Pablo Sandoval standing at third base somewhere besides San Francisco in 2015 isn't one that Giants fans are eager to embrace...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 15 days ago 12,657 reads 40 comments

  7. Important Lessons MLB Teams Should Learn from Last Year's Offseason

    As salaries continue to rise and the demand for immediate results continues to build, MLB 's offseason has morphed into one gigantic, expensive crapshoot ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 18 days ago 5,042 reads 9 comments

  8. Early Predictions for the 2014-2015 Free-Agency All-Bust Team

    General managers around baseball would be wise to brush up on their Latin, for they should all keep an old saying, caveat emptor—or "let the buyer beware"—in the back of ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 19 days ago 29,807 reads 47 comments

  9. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB's Hottest 2014-2015 Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    Well that didn't take long. Less than a week after the conclusion of the World Series, before the Hot Stove League has truly opened its doors for business, we've already seen some ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 21 days ago 15,593 reads 15 comments

  10. Toronto Blue Jays Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    After an early season surge that saw the Toronto Blue Jays occupy first place in the AL East for just over a month, things came crashing down around manager John Gibbons and general manager Alex Anthopoulos...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 8,212 reads 2 comments

  11. Texas Rangers Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Anything that could have gone wrong for the Texas Rangers in 2014 did, truly making it a season to forget...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 6,851 reads 2 comments

  12. Tampa Bay Rays Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free-Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Tampa Bay fans didn't have to wait for the baseball season to officially come to an end for there to be wholesale changes with the Rays ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 3,118 reads 4 comments

  13. Seattle Mariners Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Seattle's first season with Robinson Cano at second base and Lloyd McClendon leading the way in the dugout produced terrific results, with the Mariners posting their first winning season (87-75) since 2009...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 26,290 reads 43 comments

  14. Oakland Athletics Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Oakland 's remarkable (and disheartening) second-half collapse in 2014 culminated with a heartbreaking loss to Kansas City in the AL Wild Card Game...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 7,807 reads 8 comments

  15. New York Yankees Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, the New York Yankees head into the offseason without a clue as to who will be the team's starting shortstop...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 33,556 reads 16 comments

  16. Minnesota Twins Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    While the Twins cracked the 70-win mark for the first time since 2010, Minnesota suffered through another underwhelming regular season in 2014, finishing in the basement of the AL Central for the third time in four years...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 17,801 reads 10 comments

  17. Los Angeles Angels Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Despite posting the best record in baseball (98-64), and the third-best mark in franchise history, the Los Angeles Angels were unable to deliver on that regular-season success, getting ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 14,134 reads 6 comments

  18. Kansas City Royals Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    For as disappointed as Kansas City is that the Kansas City Royals fell short in their quest for the franchise's first World Series crown in 29 years, fans should be proud of the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 7,375 reads 4 comments

  19. Houston Astros Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    While 2014 wasn't a banner year for Houston, the Astros showed significant improvement on the field, winning 70 games and not finishing in last place for the first time since 2010...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 6,796 reads 5 comments

  20. Detroit Tigers Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Another division title, another disappointing showing in the playoffs for the Detroit Tigers . Not even the additions of former AL Cy Young Award winner David Price and All-Star ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 12,167 reads 8 comments

  21. Cleveland Indians Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    A late-season surge propelled the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs in 2013, and the Tribe tried to follow that same formula again last season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 8,906 reads 3 comments

  22. Chicago White Sox Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Progress was made on the South Side of Chicago in 2014, with the White Sox posting a 10-game improvement in their record (73-89) over their results in 2013...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 7,591 reads 2 comments

  23. Boston Red Sox Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Watching a team go from first to worst is never easy—and it's all the more painful when that team happens to be the defending world champion...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 61,251 reads 21 comments

  24. Baltimore Orioles Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Despite winning the franchise's first AL East crown since 1997—and doing so in convincing fashion, a dozen games ahead of the second-place New York Yankees —the 2014 season ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 11,587 reads 2 comments

  25. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the San Francisco Giants

    Thanks to Madison Bumgarner's left arm, some timely hitting and superb defense, the San Francisco Giants have become baseball's newest dynasty, besting the Kansas City Royals in ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 26 days ago 29,904 reads 48 comments